South Texas Market Medical Director

Employer
WellMed Medical Management Inc., part of OptumCare
Location
Harlingen, Texas
Closing date
Jul 31, 2023

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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In this leadership position you will work with a Global Fortune 5 Organization that is entrepreneurial, progressive, and considered an innovator in preventative health care.

A partner of the OptumCare network, WellMed Medical Group (WMG) is seeking a Primary Care Physician Leader to work alongside and support our Primary Care Physicians in the delivery of value-based care to the Medicare Advantage population.

We are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally. Start doing your life s best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.

The Market Medical Director is a key member of the Market Leadership and Management Team who shares responsibility for decision-making and outcomes in the market with the other leaders of the team.

  • Lead & mentor current physician leads throughout the market
  • Strategic planning and growth
  • Driving improvements of quality indicators and clinical outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with clinical, operational, and case management leadership to achieve clearly defined metrics related to utilization, quality, and outcomes

Benefits:

  • Relocation Assistance
  • Paid Time Off + 8 Paid Holidays annually
  • Allowance for Professional Expense Fund
  • CME Allowance with additional PTO days
  • Clinician Well Being Resource Program
  • Comprehensive Benefits from Optum Partner Services
  • Employee stock program, Executive Savings Plan, 401K with 4.5% match
  • Affordable healthcare including dental & vision
  • No State Income Tax in Texas
  • Work Life Balance

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), or M.B.B.S required
  • Five or more years of clinical experience, including two or more years of managed care experience
  • Board Certification or Eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine
  • Active, unrestricted Texas state medical license, or the ability to obtain
  • Valid DEA licese
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency is a Plus (not a requirement)

Position Highlights

  • Develops and maintains collegial relationships with employed physicians to support the business efforts of the organization.
  • Conducts and directs standardized, functional Patient Care Coordination (PCC) meetings and ensures patient information is disseminated to physicians to ensure appropriate patient care is being delivered.
  • Implement market specific initiatives and ensures that processes and procedures are aligned with the business model.
  • Drives improvement of quality indicators in assigned market by identifying, directing, and executing continuous quality improvement activities or processes.
  • Participates in Committees, as needed.
  • Collaborates with Market Operations and Provider Relations staff in the market(s).
  • Assists in the identification of potential physician practice acquisitions in assigned market.
  • Partnering with the Clinical Affordability team to support new innovative approaches to making healthcare more efficient and meaningful to PCPs and patients alike; ultimately bending the cost curve in region
  • Developing and cascading clinical outcome/improvement messaging to business units to foster tighter working culture
  • Helping set agendas/strategies and leading multifaceted teams of Physician Business Managers, Risk Adjustment RNs, and Quality RNs
  • Assist driving aligned performance in largely an independently contracted provider network through the development of meaningful relationships, financial and quality incentives, best practices, forward thinking solutions to improve our value proposition to medical providers
  • Assist in the identification and development of current/new best practices in support of continuous financial and quality improvement
  • Serve as an integral dyad partner interfacing with Corporate level support divisions, to include: Quality, Risk Adjustment, Cost and Care
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Community:

  • Coastal Texas, known for best beach vacation destination of beautiful South Padre Island
  • You get the perfect blend of a big city and a small-town feeling.
  • As a subregion of the Gulf Coastal Plains, this area offers a subtropical climate with sunshine and warm weather year-round.
  • The Rio Grande Valley, known to locals as the Valley is found at the southern tip of Texas, along the Rio Grande River and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Experience various geographies ranging from beaches, tropical paradise full of palm trees, to farmlands, and wildlife preserves.
  • Exceptional public schools and nearby higher education options.
  • 3 International Airports in the area
  • RGV Space X program
  • South Texas is one of the most affordable places to live while maintaining a high standard of living.

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